Friday, January 16, 2009

Unfortunate Suicide by an Agnesian & Senseless Protests

Just read on about ABVP organised protests outside St Agnes College following the unfortunate suicide by a student - Ramya.

I am an Ex-Agnesian (97 - science batch). I know Namrata maam was very strict, but she was also extremely encouraging of any student who had talent and creativity. She did go the extra mile for some students whom she liked. Yes, this could be perceived as partiality, but once you are in college you are in preparation for the real world. You are no longer little children who will be cossetted by everyone around you. The sooner you learn this the better.

I grieve deeply for the loss of young Ramya's life and my sympathies are with her parents. But I do not think it is fair to accuse a lecturer with over 15 years of experience that her harassment has led to suicide.

It is also painful to see the young girls on protest, smiling and laughing. There is no grief, no seriousness at all. If I perceive it right, the students have just used the excuse of unfortunate Ramya to get a day off and take out their frustrations against the nuns and college management.

Since when has a communal organisation like ABVP had membership among Agnesians? Looks like the Agnesian girls have allowed themselves to be used as pawns in a bigger political game.

Use your brains girls and think things through for yourself.

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